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|County :||Rhein-Lahn district|
|Association municipality :||Bad Ems-Nassau|
|Height :||370 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.99 km 2|
|Residents:||714 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||102 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56379|
|Area code :||02604|
|License plate :||EMS, DIZ, GOH|
|Community key :||07 1 41 139|
|Association administration address:||Am Adelsheimer Hof 1
|Local Mayor :||Stefan Mertlich|
|Location of the local community of Winden in the Rhein-Lahn district|
Winden was first mentioned in 1250 in a document from the Archbishop of Trier , Arnold von Trier , according to which he had the Church of Winden transferred to the Arnstein Monastery by Countess Mechthild von Sayn . During the Thirty Years' War the place was heavily devastated, the population fell sharply. In 1763 the parish was occupied by electoral grenadiers by force and instead of the Premonstratensian priest, a chaplain who was acceptable to Trier was installed.
Construction of the Michaelskapelle began in 1768. In 1788 the construction of the St. Willibrord Church began. From 1806 the place was part of the Duchy of Nassau . In 1842 human leaves broke out in the community. In 1843 there were 753 inhabitants in Winden. Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866 , so Winden came to the province of Hessen-Nassau and belonged to the Sankt Goarshausen district .
In 1863 the first organ for the church was purchased. This was built by organ builder Raßmann zu Möttau near Weilburg and cost 1,075 guilders. In the same year there was a major fire in the village, which, according to the local chronicle, was already known 14 days before it broke out. Part of the village was destroyed despite this fact. A sacristy was added to the church in 1897.
In 1939 the place had 452 inhabitants and was largely spared the effects of the Second World War in the following years . After the end of the war, American soldiers occupied the village, but withdrew after three days.
In 1976, Winden was awarded the Most Beautiful Village in Rhineland-Palatinate .
The population developed as follows in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1843: 753 inhabitants, 1927: 522 inhabitants, 1964: 505 inhabitants.
The local council in Winden consists of twelve council members who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , as in the previous local council election , in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
|2009||by majority vote||12 seats|
- WLF = Forró electoral list
- WGM = Mertlich voter group
- WGK = voter group Krauss
- WGL = Linscheid voter group
The local mayor of Winden is Stefan Mertlich. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected with 55.45% of the vote and is the successor to Gebhard Linscheid, who did not take office again after 15 years.
coat of arms
In 1446 the Windener coat of arms, which shows a black double cross in a silver field, was documented for the first time. In 1545 the Winden coat of arms was attested. In 1951, the Winden coat of arms was used as a community seal.
- Wilhelm Kurth (1893–1946), politician (SPD), Lord Mayor of Koblenz
- Monika Becker (* 1955), MdL Rhineland-Palatinate
- Erika Fritsche (* 1956), MdL Rhineland-Palatinate
- Local community Winden on the website of the Bad Ems-Nassau community
- Private page to the local community of Winden
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Winden. Retrieved November 4, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2014 Winden. Retrieved November 4, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2009 Winden. Retrieved November 4, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bad Ems-Nassau, Verbandsgemeinde, 26th line of results. Retrieved November 4, 2019 .